James joined Actis in 2015 following one year working with the team as a consultant. Prior to joining the Actis energy team he was part of the investment team at FTSE 250 private equity investor SVG Capital, where he focused on private equity funds, co-investment and secondary investments.

James holds an MSc from Imperial College London in Environmental Technology and Energy Policy where his dissertation examined the opportunities for commercial and industrial scale solar photovoltaics in Kenya. He also holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.

James is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.